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BFI London Film Festival Preview: Indivisible

Posted on by Janet Awe

Darkly comic and enchanting, Indivisible (or, “Indivisibli”, in Italian) is the story of beautiful Siamese twin sisters, Dasy and Viola. Joined at the hip, they are exploited by their money-hungry parents who use their disability and angelic singing voices as a novelty crowd-pleaser, raking in money by shamelessly touring them around their Italian city of [...]

Prophetic Satire: Constable and PC Savage

Posted on by Janet Awe

Satire has always had an extremely important role to play, in keeping a check on society. Back in the day – way, way before South Park – there were court jesters, employed not merely to entertain but also as comedic “truth tellers”, in the privileged position of being allowed to mock anyone, including the King, [...]

BFI London Film Festival: A Date For Mad Mary

Posted on by Janet Awe

Set in Ireland, this very dry comedy sees ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle released from a six-month prison stretch and returned to the home she shares with her Mum and Nan, days before she’s due to be Maid of Honour at her best friend, Charlene’s, wedding. Instead of a warm welcome from the childhood friend she adores [...]

Celebrity Juice, on ITV2: What a Load of Misogynistic Rubbish

Posted on by Janet Awe

Celebrity Juice, on ITV2: What a load of misogynistic rubbish. To be honest, I don’t mind so much about the Fearne Cotton insults – she’s signed up for the series, she’s knows what she’s letting herself in for and no doubt she’s getting paid lots of money for it (and presumably more than her co-presenter and [...]